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Evod Lighttaker
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22 Jun 2009



http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/05/03/june-cover-revealed-the-elder-scrolls-online.aspx

Its happened guys. For better or worse its happened.


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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

Location: Lost.... Somewhere?

For those too lazy to remove broken URL tags http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/05/03/june-cover-revealed-the-elder-scrolls-online.aspx

I am feeling neutral in this. Molag Bal trying to pull Nirn or Tamriel into his realm sounds like something that would require some mention in previous lore though.

This is weird. The link works without tags, but breaks with tags... What?

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Evod Lighttaker
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There going to release a teaser tommorow morning. I don't how I feel either but I'll read up on it at least.
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Myzel
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07 Aug 2008

Location: The Concept Art Forum

Hurray! Finally an elder scrolls game with the immersion-breaking, trolling and lolling retards the previous installments lacked!
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Yeti
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15 Feb 2009

Location: Minnesota: The Land of 11,842 Lakes

Can't say I'm very interested in actually playing the game but I am curious about what Bethesda's take on the Morrowind Mainland will be.

The article says the game will be set about a thousand years before Skyrim, so we'll be seeing what Morrowind was like without all those pesky outlanders around. 8)

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Leon
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30 Jul 2011

Location: The Netherlands

I'm curious about the music though. Will it be Jeremy Soule?!?!?!
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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

Location: Lost.... Somewhere?

Since it is Zenimax Online, we have no idea how much cooperation they did with Bethesda concerning the lore and locations. They might have hired some lorebuff that actually knows better than what Bethesda remembers. But it is more likely that they think Khajiit live in giant litterboxes.
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Terrifying Daedric Foe
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26 Aug 2010

Location: England

Surely someone at Zenimax will know of the existence of the UESP and TIL, and will have stumbled upon the 1st PGE.

Surely...?
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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

Location: Lost.... Somewhere?

On another note, theories on the Imperial Library chat channel are running plausably, referring to the upcoming Akaviri invasion having the spoken language of such events eaten, which is why we have not heard of such a thing in any lore.
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Nemon
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18 Oct 2003

Location: Bergen

Gah.
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Ogmios

18 Apr 2012

Location: United States

Supposedly the Dunmer, Nords, and Argonians are allied in "The Ebonheart Pact". Ugh, if Morrowind lore were dead it'd be spinning in its grave.

Regardless, I'm sure of one thing:

TR Morrowind >>> TESO Morrowind

Not even the full power of the Tribunal could do Her city greater justice.
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Haplo
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30 Aug 2003

Location: Celibacy

Nemon wrote:
Gah.


Right? No more time for bug fixing after this comes out...

At least, this could be a great chance for TR people to play a game together online to which we can all relate!

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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

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Be it in a GODDAMN WE ALL HATE THIS or just a familiar world. Razz
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Nemon
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18 Oct 2003

Location: Bergen

We can group lol at their sucky low detailed, small scaled, generic looking worldspace.

THEN project aedra goes live and billions flock to our servers to play our province in multiplayer.

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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

Location: Lost.... Somewhere?

Apparently the factions divide as thus:
Nords, Dunmer, Argonians
Altmer, Bosmer, Khajiit
Redguard, Orsimer, Breton

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Nalin
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31 May 2006



Quote:
Nords, Dunmer, Argonians

D:

Quote:
Redguard, Orsimer, Breton

D:

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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

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Roleplaying servers can be fun though. The Dunmer going about calling all Argonians mindless beasts of fodder. The largest problem for me is that it might be possible that I can not play Battlemage. I do not like that.
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Nemon
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18 Oct 2003

Location: Bergen

http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/the-elder-scrolls-online-leaked-screenshots#slide=46807861

Concept art looks (as always) good, actual game screenshots very meh.

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Leon
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Location: The Netherlands

Nemon wrote:
http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/the-elder-scrolls-online-leaked-screenshots#slide=46807861

Concept art looks (as always) good, actual game screenshots very meh.


Yeah, but looks interesting.

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Osidian
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18 Jul 2010

Location: Lisboa, Portugal

I never cherished the idea of a Elder Scrolls MMO, but after reading the gameinformer article I think it will be worse than I expected...

The strange alliances, the look of the game... But the worst thing has to be the plot involving the Tharn family, Mannimarco e Molag Bal, wtf? They could as well just throw Ur, Camoran, the sload and Fargoth into the mixed bag of baddies.

I've really low hopes for this game. But as long as it doesn't interfere with the development of the main series, I can live with it.
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Leon
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30 Jul 2011

Location: The Netherlands

OMG, it looks like a second World of Warcraft:
http://imgur.com/a/fO9Ty#7


I've lost my faith in the Elder Scroll...!

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Nemon
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18 Oct 2003

Location: Bergen

Well, it's a relief Bethesda isn't making this, but Zenimax Online or whatever it's called. Skyrim is still ok in my book, although not perfect.

But the screenshots they've provided so far. Why? Why why why?
Why does MMOs have to look like a 2005ish suckfest? Cartoony and with the horrendous near-and-fakely-tall-looking mountains. I mean, did they learn nothing from the good looking sceneries of Skyrim? Of course, judging by the fact this game has been in development for quite some time I can understand (to some extent) the lacking visuals, but come on...

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Why
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04 Jul 2009

Location: Utrecht

You know, it actually doesn't look like WoW at all, instead it comes across as an interpretation of Elder Scrolls themes within more generic Asian MMO art design. Can't say I'm surprised, since the idealized, plastic look seems to be what all the cool kids in MMOland are going for these days, overtaking the cartoony WoW-style. If only this project was started after GW2 hits the market, now THAT game has an art style I'd like to see in more places, apart from, again, the plastic faces. Though I'm not sure if any MMO art style would be appropriate for TES.

Can't say I've lost faith in TES in any way. This was a long time coming, and the art direction is as expected, at least for me. I'm not terribly excited, but it isn't the end of the world either.
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Mwgek
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11 Apr 2008



So the thing is you can travel from locations to location, judging from the list; mournhold; ebonheart; riften; etc. Prob. a city with some area around it to fight monsters like all mmo's.
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cabal
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25 Sep 2011



Andres Indoril wrote:
Apparently the factions divide as thus:
Nords, Dunmer, Argonians
Altmer, Bosmer, Khajiit
Redguard, Orsimer, Breton

Did they just group them according to provincial borders and pay no attention to whether they despise each other or not?
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SamirA
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27 Apr 2010

Location: Somewhere in Tamriel

It looks like LOTRO... Looks like I'll be missing the next ES game then, sad. I guess this continued degradation is why most of use are still in Morrowind.
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Andres Indoril
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13 Jan 2006

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Well, Nords and Argonians would probably flock to the Dunmer for protection, since the Tribunal are alive and at full-power, since Dagoth Ur has yet to wake up.
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milne
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30 Aug 2008

Location: Scotland

I thought Nords had a strong hatred of the Tribunal as well? At least Wulfarth did... Also Argonians.

That said could be interesting; the only thing to sway me to would be Elder Scrolls.
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The Greatness
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29 May 2010



Is it illegal for an MMO to have a realistic artstyle or something? C'mon, they promise us the whole of Tamriel and then give us some weird cartoony interpretation.

That said, the shot of the Ordinator and the Indoril city did make me squee a little. I honestly do think this could be fun too, even if it's not exactly how I'd have done it.

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gro-Dhal
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05 Nov 2006

Location: A charter'd street

You shouldn't write something off before knowing all the details.

That said, this is going to be a load of cack
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Leon
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30 Jul 2011

Location: The Netherlands

Hell yeah, a teaser trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZN5F--AJCw

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Myzel
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07 Aug 2008

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The rumours of an elder scroll MMO have been circulating for quite a while but honestly I never thought they were actually true. Or maybe that was just wishful thinking.

This all sounds even worse than I expected. Here I was regaining my faith in the franchise with Skyrim not sucking. I guess it shouldn't be hard to ignore this thing but as a fan I can't help but feel a little insulted.

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Bero
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26 Sep 2007

Location: Slovakia

For the love of Tribunal what is this shit???
How can someone play as a slave or a ally of someone who enslave your people???

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saimol
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15 Aug 2004

Location: Lithuania

From 'a thousand years before Skyrim' and 'imperial throne is empty' i see few potential dates this game may take place without raping the lore too much.
First is 2E 431+ just after assasination of last akaviri potentate. There is an almost 130 'empty' years before start of Knahaten Flu.
Second - there is more than 250 'empty' years after failed akaviri invasion before formation of Aldmeri Dominion.

On no mention in lore: from article i got the impression, that Molag Bal operates behind the scenes and the plot is secret to 'normal' denizens of Tamriel (aka non-players). Or they will just squeeze a dragon break somewhere.

On factions:
Nord-Dunmer-Argonians ... they border each other?
Altmer-Bosmer-Khajiit this one basicly Aldmeri Dominion with khajiit thrown in for good measure. (Elsweyr was allied with Dominion later so its kind of lore-friendly)
Redguard-Orsimer-Breton ... they also border each other?
Apparently whole Cyrodiil is battleground and Skyrim is too mainstream Razz

On artstyle: afaik its impossible to make mmo with cutting edge graphics without suffering latency issues.

Finally there is one aspect in all this that may sell me this game - you can't make mmorpg as console port Smile
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Mwgek
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11 Apr 2008



Damn, they know how to make trailers. I like the Beth/zenimax style on those. Always gets me shivering.
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greendogo
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29 Mar 2008

Location: Land of Oz

Son of an f-ing monkey whore...

Seriously Bethesda, is this what you want?

Does this look like fun to you?

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TheUnending
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13 Jun 2010

Location: Arcane University

Online TES game...

Just that is enough to make me lose hope and then they add these 3 races as allies...

Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians

Something tells me this ain't right. Dunmer and Nords warred in the past(unless I'm mistaken), and the Dunmer enslave Argonians... I think this is a recipe for disaster.

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Andres Indoril
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Nords are quick to forge alliances with their most hated enemies. That's just the way they are. The Argonians probably did not have a choice in the matter and the playables are mostly mercenaries and slave-warriors.

Plus, with the Tribunal at full power and Dagoth Ur still asleep, the Dunmer are a serious force to be reckoned with.

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TheUnending
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13 Jun 2010

Location: Arcane University

Andres Indoril wrote:
Nords are quick to forge alliances with their most hated enemies. That's just the way they are. The Argonians probably did not have a choice in the matter and the playables are mostly mercenaries and slave-warriors.

Plus, with the Tribunal at full power and Dagoth Ur still asleep, the Dunmer are a serious force to be reckoned with.


Good points Surprised!

To be honest though, it still sort-of bugs me. I'm wondering why they chose these races to be allies and why they decided to have the game be set in the 2nd era.

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Laheja
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06 May 2012

Location: EST

TheUnending wrote:
Nords are quick to forge alliances with their most hated enemies. That's just the way they are. The Argonians probably did not have a choice in the matter and the playables are mostly mercenaries and slave-warriors.

Plus, with the Tribunal at full power and Dagoth Ur still asleep, the Dunmer are a serious force to be reckoned with.

Andres Indoril wrote:

Good points Surprised!

To be honest though, it still sort-of bugs me. I'm wondering why they chose these races to be allies and why they decided to have the game be set in the 2nd era.


Well it is possible that much of the game is region based (etc hostile, friendly regions) and so it makes somewhat more sense do use bordering regions as allys.
Well they probably did went into 2 era in creation of game to use more of the game lore, if they had gone into future or moved on so to speak, they would have to create more new lore
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